School climate is very popular these days in educational circles. The only issue with that is school leaders often avoid talking about the topics that will make their climates better.
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Christopher Emdin says,"Our unwillingness to engage young people in trouble is an indictment on us, not them." And it starts with what we do when we read their names on our class list, says DeWitt.
October 25, 2016
The most important things we should be looking at in school are beyond measure.
October 19, 2016
How can one sentence change the trajectory of student learning? It shows the power of feedback.
October 14, 2016
Educators have the odd habit of taking simple ideas and making them inexplicably complex. Standards based learning is one of them.
October 04, 2016
Listening is one of the most important aspects to our learning, but many of us don't do it well, and we definitely could do it better with our students.
September 25, 2016
We ask the question of why we don't have better candidates for president or why our friends would ever vote for a candidate we wouldn't. It's all tied up in our need to be entertained more than informed. Good news though, because we can change that in the classroom.
September 22, 2016
Why do students believe they have to be perfect. It doesn't necessarily come from within. It may be pushed on them from the adults around them.
September 18, 2016
There's compliance and then there is over-compliance. Over compliance is built by chipping away at one's credibility and it starts one conversation at a time after the person leaves the room.
September 09, 2016
We often want students to have grit or a "growth mindset" but we often lack it at the same time we are telling them to have it. Here are 3 ways to show our students what we want.